Rare Pair of French Art Deco Lounge Chairs by Michel Dufet, France, 1930s
Pair of low profile art deco lounge chairs designed by Michel Dufet in France, 1930s.
Florence Camard, Michel Dufet, Architecte décorateur, Paris, 1988
The last imagine is of a black and white shot taken: Paris c. 1925. This is a photo from the “Exposition Internationale De 1937, Maurice Dufrene, Ensembles Mobiliers, Vol 1”, a rare portfolio of plates documenting European Arts Decoratifs interiors in 1937. The original photograph is believed to either be in a private collection or destroyed in WW II. Dufet was an architect, interior designer and art critic. As a proponent of the functional modern style he introduced a discrete use of cubism into his interiors. He directed the largest interior design firm in South America from 1922 to 1927 in Rio de Janeiro. He returned to France in 1928 to take over the direction, with Léandre Vaillant, of the “Atelier d’Art du Bûcheron“. They designed sets for movies, the theater and interiors for the prestigious ocean liners “Le Normandie“ and “L’Ile de France“. In 1947 he became curator of the Museum Bourdelle in 1972.
Seat height: 12 inches